Movie Score Media and Kronos Records have released two new albums by composers Nic Raine and Frank Ilfman.
The first, DIE SPIONIN (THE BEAUTIFUL SPY), is composed and conducted by Nic Raine and is the score to a German television film premiering this season. Continue reading
Charlie Brigden spoke to composer CLIFF MARTINEZ about writing music for Steven Soderbergh, Nicolas Winding Refn, and working with Skrillex… Continue reading
Considering how often enthusiasts talk about the current film score landscape being a barren post-apocalyptic wasteland patrolled by Remote Control productions like HK units from THE TERMINATOR, 2013 as a year has been pretty good. While we’ve had some great stuff from the big names, the amount of wonderful music from some newcomers has been really refreshing. In that vein, it’s time to add another newbie to the list with Oscar Navarro and his score for LA MULA. Continue reading
Shane Carruth is certainly making a name for himself, and after the well-received time travel flick PRIMER he’s back with UPSTREAM COLOR. Writing, producing, directing, and probably catering for the film as well, it’s been a very divisive picture (generally a good sign) and one that Carruth also composed the score for. But with his fingers in so many pies, is this a positive or a negative thing? Continue reading
As a film, ALL IS LOST sounds terrifying. It has but one human character – played by Robert Redford – and it pits him against the elements as he finds himself lost at sea with his boat ripped apart and sinking fast. The film barely contains any dialogue and as such is told through the sound design and Alexander Ebert’s amazing score. Continue reading
I was really disappointed with James Newton Howard earlier in the year. While his work recently hasn’t been amazing on the whole, his score for AFTER EARTH was pretty tedious and uninspiring on the whole. So it’s with trepidation that I approach his music for CATCHING FIRE, the second movie in the HUNGER GAMES trilogy, especially as I was not a big fan of the first. Continue reading
Well, that pesky hobbit is back. Still being chaperoned by small hairy men, he’s moved on from stealing rings and provoking goblins to an altogether scarier proposition: stealing a big jewel from under the nose of the hardest dragon in the history of fiction. And propelling him as you’d expect is the music of master craftsman Howard Shore. Continue reading